Diversity in ADR Task Force

The mission of this group is to devise practical strategies to increase the participation and inclusion of women, minorities and other diverse individuals in mediation, arbitration and other dispute prevention and resolution processes.  It also coordinates with minority bar associations on diversity initiatives around the world.  The Task Force has developed a corporate commitment to diversity and, in collaboration with LCLD and FINRA, created a two-year mentoring and apprentice program designed to further diversity among neutrals chosen to mediate or arbitrate by large corporations. 

The Task Force Co-Chairs are Hon. Timothy K. Lewis of Schnaeder, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP and Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

Participation in this committee is open to Members and Non-Members alike. 
*Members may join by clicking on "My Committees" in the sidebar, clicking the "Join Committee" button on the top left, and searching for Diversity. If you are not a CPR member but would like to join this committee, please contact us at info@cpradr.org.

National Task Force On Diversity Commitment

Join those who are committed to actively supporting the inclusion of diverse mediators and arbitrators in matters to which their company is a party.

Become a Signatory today! 

Current Signatories:

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Concepción Martinez & Bellido 
  • The Int'l Inst. for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
  • Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, LLP
  • Crosby Marketing
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • DuPont
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Fasken Martineau 
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glynn & Finley LLP
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • ITT Corporation
  • K&L Gates 
  • L. Baddauy Advocacia
  • Lavin, O'Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio
  • Law Office of Irene C. Warshauer
  • Leader & Berkon 
  • Lewis, Rice & Fingersh 
  • McGuire Woods LLP
  • Mediation Worlds
  • MRC – Medical Research Consultants 
  • Morris James LLP
  • Murtha Cullina LLP 
  • Professional Dispute Resolution, LLC
  • Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP
  • Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
  • Squire Sanders (US) LLP
  • Stites & Harbison PLLC
  • Teradata Corporation
  • Thomas Combs & Spann PLLC 
  • Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP